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Youth Garden Project receives Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Youth Garden Project in Moab to help cover the costs of YGP’s internship program. The donation marks the 16th year Rocky Mount...
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Hospital offers discount to help uninsured women receive mammograms
Moab Regional’s Oct. 11 golf tournament will also raise money for digital mammography program
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Local doctor donates vasectomy fees to non-profit groups
A local physician has contributed approximately $15,000 to local charities by collecting donations from the recipients of no-scalpel vasectomies performed at his Moab clinic. Through his program, D...
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New guide service aims to fill gap in backcountry offerings
A new backcountry guide service that specializes in custom journeys for small groups and families has opened in Moab. Deep Desert Expeditions, founded by Moab resident Mike Coronella, aims to fill ...
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  • Second Lives: Sara Melnicoff
    by Charli Engelhorn
    staff writer
    07.12.12 - 10:29 am

  • <b><i>Realtors give back... <br></b></i>
The Grand San Juan Association of Realtors (GSJAOR) recently presented the group’s fourth grant to Community Rebuilds, a Moab-based nonprofit organization. The $1,500 grant is made possible through the Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund (UARHOF). The fund is specific to assisting nonprofit groups that help with affordable homeownership and repairs to primary residences throughout Utah. Community Rebuilds works to create affordable housing for Moab’s workforce, typically through replacing dilapidated homes such as pre-1976 trailers, with energy efficient straw bale homes. Community Rebuilds has just completed their eighth home and is supported by a student labor crew, which lowers the cost of construction and provides educational opportunities in sustainable building. Pictured: GSJAOR Trustee for UARHOF, Rachel Moody, presents a $1,500 check to Community Rebuilds Director Emily Niehaus, who is joined (from left) by the recipient of the nonprofit’s eighth home, Steven Langello, the Community Rebuilds contractor, Eric Plourde, natural builder Doug Nichols and construction supervisor Daniel McCann. Courtesy photo
    Realtors give back...
    The Grand San Juan Association of Realtors (GSJAOR) recently presented the group’s fourth grant to Community Rebuilds, a Moab-based nonprofit organization. The $1,500 grant is made possible through the Utah Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Fund (UARHOF). The fund is specific to assisting nonprofit groups that help with affordable homeownership and repairs to primary residences throughout Utah. Community Rebuilds works to create affordable housing for Moab’s workforce, typically through replacing dilapidated homes such as pre-1976 trailers, with energy efficient straw bale homes. Community Rebuilds has just completed their eighth home and is supported by a student labor crew, which lowers the cost of construction and provides educational opportunities in sustainable building. Pictured: GSJAOR Trustee for UARHOF, Rachel Moody, presents a $1,500 check to Community Rebuilds Director Emily Niehaus, who is joined (from left) by the recipient of the nonprofit’s eighth home, Steven Langello, the Community Rebuilds contractor, Eric Plourde, natural builder Doug Nichols and construction supervisor Daniel McCann. Courtesy photo
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